So pleased to see that my piece The Mrs Innocents has made it to feature story on the rather lovely front cover of the latest edition of Asimov’s Magazine. It’s an alternate take on some significant events in modern history, and I’m rather proud of it.
Very happy to be on board with this brilliant, and timely, anthology with my story The Family Football.
Roll up, roll up… Here’s a chance to bag some great reads and also support the best of British SF and Fantasy, not to mention its writers. Curated by Lavie Tidhar, this is a fantastic bundle of brilliant and award-winning literature, including my own novel Wake Up and Dream…
This excellent new collection which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Karel Čapek coining the word “Robot” and is now available for pre-order includes my own story Sin Eater, which is set in the Vatican at the End of Days…
Proud to say I’m in this collection, along with some other great writers. My story is called Lamagica, and is a substantial one at 13,000 words. It’s set in Mexico of the alternate world of my novels The Light Ages and The House of Storms.
Very much looking forward to attending Dublin Worldcon
As things stand, these are my programmed events…
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Level 3 Foyer
Panel: What I learned along the way
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-3
Writing is a many wondrous thing filled with highs and lows, but those lows can be really tough to navigate either after a great success or after a lack of success. Rejection is something every writer has to face, but how do writers keep writing in the face of failure? What lessons have they learned along the way? Our panellists share the ups and downs of a writing life.
Ian R MacLeod (moderator), Aliette de Bodard, Nina Allan, Karl Schroeder (Tor Books), George Sandison (Titan Books)
Panel: The lack of technological progress in fantasy
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, ECOCEM Room
From the cotton gin to the printing press, technology doesn’t seem to advance in many fantasy worlds – despite hundreds of years of history in which an industrial revolution could happen. Why doesn’t it? Does magic replace the need for technology? What about the growth of magic-powered technology within a fantasy world? What does it take to get a little scientific progress?
Renee Sieber (McGill University) (moderator), Juliet E McKenna, J.S. Meresmaa, Ian R MacLeod
19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Eric Choi, Ian R MacLeod, Jeanine Tullos Hennig, Stephen Jones
Reading (probably from something new…)
19 Aug 2019, Monday 13:00 – 13:50, Liffey Room-3
Pleased to say that my two volume “greatest hits” e-book collection, Everywhere & Nowhere is out now. Featuring fresh introductions and afterwords by yours truly and a generous selection of my best novellas and short stories going back over three decades. The links and tables of contents are here…
EVERYWHERE: VOLUME I OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD
New Light on the Drake Equation
The Master Miller’s Tale
Frost on Glass
NOWHERE: VOLUME 2 OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD
The Chop Girl
The Perfect Stranger
Hector Douglas Makes a Sale
Isabel of the Fall
The Visitor from Taured
Second Journey of the Magus
Re-Crossing the Styx
On The Sighting of Other Islands
The Crane Method
The Wisdom of the Group
The Discovered Country
Pleased to say that my new novelette The Memory Artist, which is set in the same universe of the Ten Thousand and One Worlds as several other stories, is out now in Asimov’s.
Alternate Peace, the new and very different alternate history anthology edited by Steven H Silver & Joshua B. Palmatier from Zombies Need Brains featuring my own story Selkie, along with stories from Harry Turtledove, Juliet E. McKenna and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, among others, is now available for pre-order. Please note, I’ve put the UK Amazon link in first, and the US second. If they don’t work from where you are, feel free to Google!
Trade paperback and Kickstarter paperback: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc
This is the front cover of Volume 2 of my “greatest hits” e-book collection, Nowhere (which follows on from Everywhere). I’m really pleased with this – thanks again to Dirk Berger (and a dash of Rene Magritte) for doing a brilliant job. More about the contents and availablity to follow.